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IT Cosmetics

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

0.30 fl. oz. for $ 24.00
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Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara delivers powerfully dramatic lashes.

True to claim, this fragrance-free mascara envelops lashes with a superpower thickening and lengthening effect. If that's not enough, the smudge-resistant formula holds curl and gives the appearance of lashes that are lifted and separated.

The more coats of mascara that you apply, the more intense the results. It's tempting to keep building layer upon layer upon layer with this mascara, but bear in mind that if you go for one too many coats, you'll likely get some flaking by day's end (as we experienced).

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara is tenacious enough that you'll want to use both a cleanser and a makeup remover to take it off.

Pros:
  • Builds dramatically thick, lengthened lashes.
  • Holds curl and gives the appearance of lashes that are lifted and separated.
  • Smudge-resistant, fragrance-free formula.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Developed with plastic surgeons, Superhero mascara is like skin care for your lashes. The proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology stretches the look of your lashes wider and longer, and wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening, ultra-conditioning coat of support and color for the strongest, thickest, most defined results.
Water, Carnauba Wax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Rice Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters, Alcohol Denat., Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Acacia Senegal Gum, Candelilla Wax, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, VP/VA Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Biotin, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Iron Oxide (Ci 77499).

Strengths: Excellent color products, standout foundation and concealer options, impressive highlighters.

Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side; has a few makeup products with exaggerated anti-aging claims.

IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for Innovative Technology) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.

The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great additions to any cosmetic product, but unfortunately, the combination of compact or jar packaging among the formulas that include those helpful ingredients isnt a good thing.

Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesnt affect the quality of the makeup, it is worth noting if you were hoping for an anti-aging edge from IT Cosmetics antioxidant-boosted blush or powders.

Of course, IT Cosmetics does have products that are absolutely worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent range of color products, highlighters, foundations and many more worth consideration. As with any line that has a mix of standouts and caveats, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure youll at least get your moneys worth, and your skin will be the better for it.

For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.

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